Other Gentlemanly Pur-suits?
So there seem to be certain things that go together . . . if you tinker with cars you might like auto racing, for example.
So, if you go to great lengths to understand what a good traditional wet shave is, and come to understand that many of the products arose from England as part of the "gentleman's tradition", would it not make sense that you would be interested in what makes a good traditional suit of clothes?
There is this author and custom clothier, Alan Flusser. I have a book of his "Style and the Man" which goes into detail on what type of suit a man should wear, and why certain style choices are better than others. The thing that made me think of B&B is that much of the ratoinale as to why good men's clothing looks the way it does is rooted in traditional english gentlemen's behavior-- like traditional DE shaving perhaps?
(so get to the point Vin!)
I guess what I am asking is-- is all that clothing stuff interesting to any of you, and do you feel a connection between shaving like a gentleman, and dressing like a gentleman? (or for that matter acting like a gentleman).
Just putting it out there to see if you gents (!) find it worthy of discussion. Just to add fuel, I am thinking of getting a custom suit (not as expensive as you think if you leverage the Hong Kong or Bangkok Tailors).
So is this a "normal" coupling of related interests, or is this sort of like the addictive slippery slope-- first shaving, then custom suits, the next thing you know you are going to the nail salon every week to get your cuticles done. (Not that there is anything wrong with that . . . .)
Comments welcome, and happy shaving.
"An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced."
-- Ayn Rand, [I]Atlas Shrugged[/I]